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LIMERICK OF SOLACE

LIMERICK OF SOLACE

There was a man who’d call us,

Seeking some form of solace…

He put away

More than a quart a day,

And spent a lot on mollusks.

–Jonathan Caswell

(It’s late—I’m sorry!)

MOMENTARY SOLACE

MOMENTARY SOLACE

 

Leaning the upper forehead

Against a door frame or wall…

Feels cool to the tough

When an order seems too tall.

Your Momma put a gentle hand

Upon your cheek or head…

Expressing her sympathy,

At least my Mother did.

Leaning there a moment

Before the “carry on”…

Helps you find some solace

While learning to be strong!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

 

When he was younger in times like these,

Emotion wasn’t allowed…

Truth is that he often stayed on his knees

And by his elders was cowed.

He’d daydream emotional stories at night,

Got in trouble for not enough sleep….

Wasn’t allowed to have anger in sight

But could, in bed, have a weep.

Recently things have come to a fore,

Giving up crutches again…

Started daydreaming for solace once more

Feeling like he’d lost a friend.

He’s not given up praying to his God,

Still finds the grace to push on…

Struggling to take proper care of himself

‘Til his bright raiment is on!

 

—Jonathan Caswell

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